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Week in Review: Signs of Summer and Recovery

Find out what you may have missed this week from our neighbors in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Storm Chronicles: Part 3 - A Neighborhood Transformed

Berkely- My longtime neighbor sits at a table in her dimly-lit kitchen. She is weary and numb. Superstorm Sandy is to blame.

At 82, she has decided to sell her much-loved home across the street from the Toms River at a bargain price. She is basically selling the lot in this neighborhood known as Toms River Shores in Bayville.

Read more on Berkely Patch. 

Beach Tags for Summer 2013 Are On Sale Now

Ocean City- 2013 Seasonal Beach tags are $20.00 now through May 31.
Beginning June 1, Seasonal Beach Tags are $25.00.

Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers age 12 and up and are in effect
from June 8, 2013 thru Sept. 2, 2013.

Find more information from Ocean City Patch.

'Shore Shots' Calendar Sports Pre-Sandy Glory

Jersey Shore- The annual "Shore Shots" calendar put out by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium garners much attention - and praise - each year. But it holds special meaning for 2013.

This year, the computer desktop calendar, which features shots of picturesque coastal places from Sandy Hook to Cape May, should "help us all us all remember what a true treasure the Jersey Shore is and hopefully motivate us to all work together to restore the shore to its pre-Sandy glory," said Kim Kosko, NJSGC spokeswoman.

Read more on Ocean City Patch.

Manasquan Approves $13.5M in Rebuilding Spending

Manasquan- What Manasquan Borough calls its "Emergency Protection and Recovery Plan" was approved for $13.5M over three ordinances, to address damaged beachfront and other infrastructure impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Borough Administrator Joe DeIorio explained at the previous borough council meeting that the three ordinances — $7.4 million in beach rebuilding, $5.548 million in water and sewer costs and another half million in other capital improvements — is both to rebuild and improve gaps in emergency operations.

Read more on Manasquan Patch.

19-Year-Old Killed in Route 35 Accident Christmas Eve Morning

Hazlet- Taylor Delepine, 19, a college student from Middletown, died Dec. 24 after his car struck a traffic median at Route 35 and Poole Avenue, and then struck a utility pole. He was a graduate of Middletown South. (See obituary.) The accident was one of three that occurred in a one-mile stretch of highway before 9:45 a.m. 

Read more on Holmdel-Hazlet Patch

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